Stat yourself.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Chye Isuel
 player, 107 posts
 Youxia/Bard
Sat 30 Jul 2016
at 22:57
Re: Stat yourself
no problemo.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:59, Sat 30 July 2016.

Narrator
 GM, 2748 posts
 DM says
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Sun 31 Jul 2016
at 17:46
Re: Stat yourself
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 43):

Had to updare mine, as wife reminded me I am a klutz.
Chye Isuel
 player, 108 posts
 Youxia/Bard
Sun 31 Jul 2016
at 18:04
Re: Stat yourself
haha. i've been editing mine like crazy, mostly sprucing it up, making it more organized looking.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 515 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 8/9 FP: 1/10
Sun 31 Jul 2016
at 19:44
Re: Stat yourself
I spent several days painstakingly 'perfecting' mine... maybe I should add a mild OCD on there...


GAAAAAAAH!

This message was last edited by the player at 19:45, Sun 31 July 2016.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 499 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sun 31 Jul 2016
at 19:54
Re: Stat yourself
Talent may be part of it -- I got into tool repair because I'd been fixing 50-80 year old camera shutters (for which, then, there were no readily available service documents and were and are generally no parts).  I gave myself Talent (Artisan), which fits almost perfectly, though I should probably temper that with Incompetence (Electronics) given my discomfort with anything component level involving transistors or microchips.

I'm also very good at fixing stuff I've never seen before (for example, I fixed the hammer spring in a Saiga shotgun -- essentially a 12 gauge AK -- having never seen any AK up close, never mind seeing one disassembled, and using only a Leatherman multi-tool).  I have a running joke at work that you can fix anything with a hammer, if you know where to hit it.  I have no idea what to call that, in game terms, but for now, I've got it on as Wild Talent (Mental) with Retention (seems like too many points, but I don't know anything else that fits).  As a result of that, if something comes in for repair and we have to look it up on Google to find out what it does, I get to fix it.  Hydraulic torque wrenches, water system pressure testers, banding tools, capstan hoists, power feed magnetic base drills, and so forth.

Beyond that, I don't know if the other techs where I work have Incompetence, Laziness (Learning), or Self-Conscious -- I just wish my boss wouldn't make it my fault when I "waste time" by answering their requests.
Oren
 player, 682 posts
Sun 31 Jul 2016
at 19:56
Re: Stat yourself
Talent gives a bonus on default and shortens learning time.
Chye Isuel
 player, 111 posts
 Youxia/Bard
Sun 31 Jul 2016
at 19:59
Re: Stat yourself
yeah, i warrant the quirk "perfectionist", but i think i'm gonna leave mine be, as i already have my most prominent quirks..
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 502 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sun 31 Jul 2016
at 20:18
Re: Stat yourself
Oren:
Talent gives a bonus on default and shortens learning time.


Ah.  Didn't read closely enough.  Talent (Artisan) combined with Incompetence (electronics) would completely cover it, then, no need for Wild Talent.  My default on Mental/Easy skills is pretty high with the Talent bonus...
Oren
 player, 683 posts
Sun 31 Jul 2016
at 20:33
Re: Stat yourself
You could still take Delusion (I have Wild Talent) or something.
Chye Isuel
 player, 112 posts
 Youxia/Bard
Sun 31 Jul 2016
at 21:03
Re: Stat yourself
odious personal habit: (refers to real life, situations in gurps terms) *trips, falls, scrapes knee* "auugggh! that was at least two HT points of damage!" xD or would that be a delusion....
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 503 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 09:02
Re: Stat yourself
Oren:
You could still take Delusion (I have Wild Talent) or something.


Well...

...then there's what I call "the touch."  Frequently, things that don't work (correctly, or at all) will start working if I just touch them.  Example: at a writer's meeting a year or so ago, someone's laptop backlight stopped working.  Reboot didn't fix it.  I held the machine for a moment, gave it a flick with a fingertip near one lid hinge, and handed it back -- and it worked perfectly, and continued to work for at least several months.  Makes tool repair a little tricky; it's hard to figure out what the customer means by "broken" when the tool works fine for me, but it's sure handy for actually getting use out of stuff.

Also, my "portable parking spot" -- when I lived in Seattle, I used to be able to reliably find a parking space within a half block of my destination in no more than one orbit around the block.

The latter might reasonably be a delusion; the former (I tell myself) is probably pareidolia -- except that pareidolia doesn't actually fix stuff.
Oren
 player, 684 posts
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 11:46
Re: Stat yourself
Or it's a combination of normal cognitive bias and delusions.
Chye Isuel
 player, 119 posts
 Youxia/Bard
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 17:51
Re: Stat yourself
han solo had that, with the falcon. xD *touch*

This message was last edited by the player at 17:52, Mon 01 Aug 2016.

Narrator
 GM, 2753 posts
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Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 18:53
Re: Stat yourself
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 55):

A recent Pyramid had a bit on a character who was a mystical tech, had some degree of ritual path that gave an empathic relationship with tech. Let me look that up, as it went well for describing a knack like that.
Chye Isuel
 player, 120 posts
 Youxia/Bard
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 18:55
Re: Stat yourself
"technomancy"
Narrator
 GM, 2754 posts
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Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 19:15
Re: Stat yourself
In reply to Chye Isuel (msg # 57):

Technomysticism. From the Thaumatology IV issue.
Base items are Machine empathy 10 and technomystic talent at 5 per level, and 18 points for repairing touch. That version works on all tech, so your non elelectronic version is probably worth 9-12 points.

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:30, Tue 02 Aug 2016.

Ardenas Barehand
 player, 504 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Mon 1 Aug 2016
at 22:21
Re: Stat yourself
Oh, my repairing touch works just as well on things I probably couldn't fix in the mundane way (like a loose ribbon cable -- if the ribbon comes loose from the connector, they're almost impossible to reseat).  It's only my Talent that excludes electronics, and then only at the component level.  I can troubleshoot and replace the correct modular boards (like those in a classic desktop PC, as well as the ones in many electric power tools) about as well as anyone around.

Yes, Oren, it might well be a combination of cognitive bias and wish fulfillment delusion -- but it sure gave me a lot of trouble on my first tool repair job, when I often had to get the end user to come into my shop and demonstrate how the tool was malfunctioning, after completely failing to get it to misbehave in my hands.
Narrator
 GM, 3066 posts
 DM says
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Mon 7 Nov 2016
at 00:36
Re: Stat yourself
In reply to Ardenas Barehand (msg # 59):

New players are welcome to post here.
Jareth Mooncalled
 player, 761 posts
 Dirty High Elf Sage
 HP: 9/9 FP: 9/10
Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 22:59
Re: Stat yourself
Bumped.  ;)
Narrator
 GM, 3306 posts
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Wed 28 Dec 2016
at 23:00
Re: Stat yourself
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 61):

Thanks!
Narrator
 GM, 3550 posts
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Wed 22 Feb 2017
at 19:00
Re: Stat yourself
In reply to Narrator (msg # 62):

New players are invited to give a go at statting themselves here.
Narrator
 GM, 3821 posts
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Thu 20 Apr 2017
at 22:56
Re: Stat yourself
In reply to Narrator (msg # 63):

Bump
Narrator
 GM, 3965 posts
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Wed 24 May 2017
at 22:46
Re: Stat yourself
In reply to Narrator (msg # 64):

I do want to keep this thread

This message was last edited by the GM at 22:47, Wed 24 May.

Brodak
 player, 266 posts
 orc warrior
 brutish but honorable
Sun 2 Jul 2017
at 01:55
Re: Stat yourself
Bump
Ardenas Barehand
 player, 808 posts
 Human martial artist with
 a few spells on the side.
Sun 2 Jul 2017
at 21:49
Re: Stat yourself
Thanks for the reminder -- I've never gotten around to actually doing this, just chatted about it.  I'll have to scroll back up the thread and look for the discussion...